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- Available Lessons: 101
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Course SummaryIn Finance 303, you'll study the foundations of financial institutions and markets through expert instruction, self-assessments and supplemental studying resources. The course can benefit anyone who needs to review these financial concepts for academic, professional or personal purposes.
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Finance 303 is a comprehensive online course that covers financial institutions and markets. The course consists of engaging lessons that are all taught by expert finance instructors. Work through the course at your own pace to learn or review the foundations of financial investments, the Federal Reserve System, interest rates, equity ownership, financial statement analysis, risk management, financial regulations and much more.
Students in finance classes can use this course to prepare for upcoming exams or supplement their traditional textbooks. Professionals who need to better grasp the functions of financial institutions can also review this course to expand their knowledge and improve their financial calculation skills. Even independent learners who want to become better at investing can find these lessons and quizzes useful. The course is accessible around-the-clock, and you can study on any desktop, laptop or mobile device.
|Foundations of Finance & Investment||Define fundamental terms for principles of corporate finance and investment markets; understand why there is a need for government regulation in finance.|
|The Federal Reserve System & Financial Institutions||Identify and explain the structure, function and policy-making functions of of the Federal Reserve System; assess the impact that the Federal Reserve has on financial institutions.|
|Interest Rates, Rate Changes, & Risk Structure||Describe the role of interest rates; assess the effects of rate change and risk structure; calculate interest rates, including the funds rate, real/nominal interest rates and short-term/long-term interest rates.|
|Understanding Financial Markets||Classify financial markets and compare different investment vehicles; explain the effect of federal policy on financial markets.|
|Basics of Financial Investments||Differentiate between several investment vehicles and explain the importance of ROI.|
|Equity Ownership & Risk Exposure||Define equity ownership, volatility, research and valuation; calculate index performance; predict and assess risk exposure using mathematical calculations and gap management.|
|Calculating Prices & Yields||Apply financial formulas to determine yields and prices of various securities; assess relationships involving supply/demand curves, shifts and equilibrium.|
|Principles of Financial Statement Analysis||Analyze the profitability, efficiency, capital adequacy, key ratios and liquidity of financial institutions.|
|Financial Risk Management & Mitigation||Evaluate risk and develop strategies to mitigate risk with swaps, insurance coverage and other risk management methods; explain the role of insurance and insurance companies in regards to the mitigation of investment risks.|
|Financial Regulation & Ethics||Analyze ethical and legal dilemmas in the financial industry in accordance with current regulations.|
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